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DCI Serena Flanagan is forced to confront a disturbing case from her past: the murder conviction of a 12-year-old-boy who has just been released from prison

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DCI Serena Flanagan is forced to confront a disturbing case from her past: the murder conviction of a 12-year-old-boy who has just been released from prison

DCI Serena Flanagan hasn’t heard the boy’s name in years.

Not since the blood on the wall and the body in the bedroom.

Not since she listened as he confessed to brutally murdering his foster father.

But now Ciaran Devine is out of prison and back in her life. And so is his brother, Thomas – the brother that Flanagan always suspected of hiding something.

When Ciaran’s probation officer comes Flanagan with fresh fears about the Devines, the years of lies begin to unravel, setting a deadly chain of events in motion.

‘Deeply chilling, but full of tenderness…utterly compelling… The best book yet from a hugely talented writer
Sunday Mirror

‘A quietly superb, sensitive plot’
The Times

A must read
Irish Times

'DCI Serena Flanagan is the hero for whom we've all been waiting'
Megan Abbott

Reviews

Deeply chilling, but full of tenderness…utterly compelling… The best book yet from a hugely talented writer

Sunday Mirror

Those We Left Behind is a great, brawling ache of a novel. Filled with both prickling suspense and fiercely wrought emotion, it’s a tale of the burdens of family and the weight of the past. And at its center, holding it all together, is DCI Serena Flanagan, the bruised and compassionate hero for whom we’ve all been waiting

Megan Abbott

Superb

Marcel Berlins, The Times

In the world of modern crime fiction, Stuart Neville is a supernova. I buy his books the day they’re released because I can’t wait to see where he takes me next. And I’m never disappointed

Dennis Lehane

Death stalks the pages of Those We Left Behind, and its shadow is dark and menacing. Neville is a compassionate and skilled writer, however, and as we reach the last page of the book, a tiny flickering flame of redemption burns in the night

crimefictionlover.com

Just read this book. And whilst it keeps you in fear and suspense – appreciate how beautifully it is written

eurocrime.co.uk

Don’t be left behind – read this book, enjoy and prepare for more books involving the flawed, chaotic, saddened and very interesting Serena Flanagan

shotsmag.co.uk

Neville's track record is proven, with testimonials from the likes of Lee Child and Val McDermid. Those We Left Behind speaks of the heart-rending choices facing Flanagan and the Devines, and their tortured journeys as they seek a purpose to their lives, battling to keep their heads above water. To find out who sinks or swims, seek out a copy of this gripping tale

Herald

A searing, deeply affecting psychological thriller. Neville demonstrates once again that he’s a literary force to be reckoned with

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

If crime connoisseurs take only one book to the beach this summer they should make sure it is Those We Left Behind

Myles McWeeney, Irish Independent

A frighteningly real story powered by its psychological insight. DCI Serena Flanagan is a compelling blend of toughness and warmth

Isabelle Grey, author of The Bad Mother

Those We Left Behind combines a compelling, tragic and all too believable plot with a wonderfully drawn central character. Neville gets the female voice just right and has created a fascinating series character in DCI Serena Flanagan. Highly recommended

Sinead Crowley, author of Can Anybody Help Me?

The author is a craftsman who has woven a story with strong believable characters into this backdrop and delivered a powerful, poignant book which has expanded my reading range and I thank him for this

Charlotte Courthold, Mature Times

A gripping tale

Roddy Brooks, 4 stars, UK Press Syndication

It’s a novel that leaves an impression and one that we would highly recommend… Those We Left Behind is dark and at times quite brutal but it is a book that you won’t be able to put down

Rebecca McKnight, Her

Disturbing Belfast-set thriller

Natasha Harding, Sun

Once again, Neville ratches up the tension to an almost unbearable level, while managing to draw his characters with compassion and humanity

Myles McWeeney, Belfast Telegraph Morning

Fascinating and disturbing read

Anne Sexton, Hot Press

Searing and affecting psychological thriller… A terrific thriller, chilling but oddly tender.

Charlotte Heathcote, Daily Express

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099578383

    September 19, 2016

    Vintage

    384 pages

    RRP $26.00

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  • EBook

    9781448138517

    June 25, 2015

    Vintage Digital

    384 pages

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